Guidance Aviation has launched its LZ Network, emphasizing off-airport operations and real world training.
The off-airport network of helipads and landing zones includes a floating helipad atop the organization’s 75-foot houseboat. Students practice pinnacle landings, confined areas, off-airport operations, and water landings.
In addition to the over-water helipad on Lake Powell, Guidance has established off-airport LZ’s throughout the Prescott, Arizona, region, providing challenges for students enrolled in the collegiate helicopter pilot program.
Development of the LZ Network was launched in the summer of 2013 and is now fully integrated into the helicopter flight training program at Guidance Aviation.
The primary helicopter flight training institution is also developing an off-airport LZ Network for students enrolled in the collegiate helicopter pilot program at Baton Rouge Community College, including landing on oil rig platforms.